Margaret Hamilton, Actress: The Wizard of Oz. Margaret Hamilton was born December 9, in Cleveland, Ohio to Jennie and Walter Hamilton. She later attended Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and practiced acting doing children's theater while a Junior League of Cleveland member. Margaret had already built her resume with several performances in film before she came to her most Born: Dec 09, Appeared in an episode of Sesame Street which aired February 10, , reprising her role as the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz (). Reportedly, her performance scared so many children that their parents wrote in to CTW, saying their kids were too scared to watch the show anymore. Sep 22, · The casting of another film, which would be released in the same year — — was almost as challenging for the studio. Weeks before filming began, all of the main roles in the musical The Wizard of Oz had been versant.us the Wicked Witch of the West remained. The Wicked Witch Of The West is the main antagonist of the () Film The Wizard Of Oz () The Wizard Of Oz Her Kansas alter ego counterpart is the mean spirited town Mayor named Almira Gultch who tries to put protagonist Character Dorothy Gale's pet dog named Toto down for attacking her Origin: Land of Oz. May 17, · May 17, , Page Buy Reprints The New York Times Archives. Margaret Hamilton, the actress whose role as the cackling Wicked Witch of the West in ''The Wizard of Oz'' unnerved generations Author: JOSEPH BERGER. Margaret Hamilton (December 9, – May 16,) was the actress who played the Wicked Witch of the West and Miss Gulch in MGM's film The Wizard of Oz and Aunt Em in Journey Back to Oz. Hamilton's film career began in , when she recreated her Broadway role in the movie version of. May 27, · When the Wicked Witch (Margaret Hamilton) sets The Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) on fire, Dorothy (Judy Garland) accidentally kills the witch with water. Aug 27, · Mr. Rogers & the Wicked Witch of the West, Margaret Hamilton talk about make believe in an episode that first aired on May 14,
Having started on the stage in the early s, she began to work extensively in the theater after leaving Los Angeles, and appeared on Broadway in the musical Goldilocks opposite Don Ameche and Elaine Stritch , gave a lighter touch to the domineering Parthy Anne Hawks in the revival of Show Boat dancing with David Wayne , and was the tender Aunt Eller in the Lincoln Center revival of Oklahoma! Mountain Justice. She often told the story that when her agent first called and told her MGM was interested in talking to her about a role in The Wizard of Oz , she responded, "Oh, I loved reading those books to my kindergarten children. Glinda remotely counteracts the spell with snowfall. Unfortunately, L. When reality is returned to normal she is still pregnant in the hospital.
She shows no interest in the death of the Eastern Witch, and all she cares about is obtaining the Silver Shoes which will increase her power. I guess for a minute they get the feeling they got when they watched the picture. She lived in Manhattan for most of her adult life. In character roles in more than 70 films, she found herself playing a succession of stern spinsters, prim Yankee aunts or other unpleasant women. Frank Baum's story.
She appeared regularly in supporting roles in films until the early s, and sporadically thereafter. Margaret Hamilton, who played the green skinned Witch in the film was badly burned during a shot involving fire and smoke. I can watch it again and again and remember wonderful Judy, Bert, Ray, Jack, Billie, Frank and how wonderful they all were. Reaching from Heaven. Having started on the stage in the early s, she began to work extensively in the theater after leaving Los Angeles, and appeared on Broadway in the musical Goldilocks opposite Don Ameche and Elaine Stritch , gave a lighter touch to the domineering Parthy Anne Hawks in the revival of Show Boat dancing with David Wayne , and was the tender Aunt Eller in the Lincoln Center revival of Oklahoma! Hamilton never remarried. She therefore settles for enslaving Dorothy, and tries to force the Cowardly Lion into submission by starving him, though Dorothy sneaks him food. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. She attended Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts.